Apple blocks iMessage from working on Android via Beeper Mini

The operation took a few days iMessage on Android thanks to the Beeper Mini app.

In fact, it seems so Apple blocked the loophole used Beeper mini to bring iMessage to Android and put an end to the blue bubbles on competing devices. Beeper Mini stopped working yesterday, with users receiving the following error message: “Server search failed: Search request timed out.”

The software house wrote to X that it was investigating the matter, but Beeper CEO Eric Migicovsky said TechCrunch All data suggests that Apple has indeed found a way to render the Beeper Mini inoperable.

Launched last week, Beeper Mini leveraged reverse-engineered iMessage protocols and encryption and leveraged Apple’s iMessage servers to allow Android users to send iMessages to iPhone users. The app supported all iMessage features including read receipts, typing indicators, reactions, and more.

Unlike other less secure “iMessages” on Android apps like Sunbird, Beeper Mini did not require an Apple ID. In fact, Beeper Mini used reverse engineering from security researcher jjtech, who also laid out its methodology and published a proof-of-concept implementation of iMessage on Github.

The app communicated directly with Apple’s iMessage servers and registered Beeper users’ phone numbers as iMessage users to enable access to the blue bubbles. All this information was very useful for Apple to understand how to block all data flow.


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